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Thread #55603 Message #869124
Posted By: katlaughing
17-Jan-03 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Bee Gees- Maurice - And then there were two
Subject: RE: Obit: Bee Gees- Maurice - And then there were two
We watched a great documentary on them last night on the True Stories channel. Most of what it showed Maurice doing, even up to just recently, was keyboard, esp. fleshing out the tunes as they composed them together in the studio while jamming around. Thye said they always did the tune first then lyrics to match. They made it very clear that they never changed the tune to fit any words. The words had to fit or they got changed.
They said after Andy died, even though he was a drug and alcohol addict, they found he had a heart problem which he'd known about for two years but had never told anyone else about it and that was basically what killed him.
It was wonderful to see them working together and to hear them perform. Some of my favs include To Love Somebody and Words.
Here is a really neat picture of Maurice at 15: click here.